A 55+ Community in Sebring, Florida

December - January 2021

Edition No. 31

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Manager's Corner
 

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As the holiday season approaches, Community Manager, Darlene, is enjoying all the beautiful holiday decorations being displayed around the community! Keep reading for a special message from her.

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Manager's Corner

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Dear Residents,

I’d like to wish a warm, Happy Holidays to you and yours! The outdoor decorating committee goes above and beyond every year with their beautiful Christmas displays, as well as homeowners who decorate their homes. Thanks to all those that volunteer to make great things happen here at Tanglewood, and for all you do to make our community beautiful, all year long! Please watch the bulletins for January activities.

Sincerely,
Darlene D. Bradley
Community Manager

Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world." - C.S. Lewis

Office Closed
 

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The Management Office will be closed on Friday, December 25 for Christmas Day and Friday, January 1 for New Year’s Day. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about any sales appointments or tours.

Food

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Not Your Average Bean Water

Getting tired of your run of the mill Starbucks order or grocery store bean blend? We have the solution for you! These coffee subscription services allow you to try new, premium coffee blends every month, delivered straight to your door. Which will you choose?

Jazz Night Recap
 

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You’ve most likely heard the expression - “jazz it up”. Well, Broadway Lights did just that on Saturday, October 17 in the Bash area. Keep reading for a full recap of this well received event.

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Jazz Night Recap
 

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You’ve most likely heard the expression - “jazz it up”. Well, Broadway Lights did just that on the evening of October 17, 2020. Under the watchful eye of Daryl Patrick; the Broadway Lights Musical Director, he and the Broadway Lights Jazz Ensemble performed smooth jazz under the stars. The Bash Area was transformed into a magical outside arena. The stars were bright, the lights soft and a festive mood was obvious. Some Highlands County's best musicians were present; they included, Daryl Patrick on the vibes, Tom DiGrazia on drums, Doug Andrews on keyboard, and the wonderful Matt Coltharp on bass.

The Tanglewood residents drove in with their golf carts and immediately made themselves at home with their favorite beverages and snacks. It was an honor for Broadway Lights to be one of the first to perform after months of being quarantined due to COVID-19. Safe, social distancing was paramount and our residents were respectful. We can't wait for Broadway Lights Christmas performance, free to all Tanglewood residents, scheduled in the Bash Area on December 11th.



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Sales Update
 

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We would like to introduce our newest team members to the Tanglewood Sales Team: Trena Ring and Debra Shea! Both women are bringing years of experience to our team and we are so excited to have them. Keep reading to learn more about these ladies and other important sales info.

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Sales Update

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We would like to introduce our newest team members to the Tanglewood Sales Team: Trena Ring and Debra Shea.

Trena brings 40+ years of experience in the Sales/Customer Service area and is originally from Memphis, Tennessee.

Debbie, who relocated from Long Island, New York, has over 10 years of experience as a realtor and many years as an executive assistant in local government.

Trena, Debbie, and our final team member, Robin, are all Tanglewood residents and are committed to teamwork and helping our residents. Our office is known for its integrity and diligence.

As a reminder, when you refer your friends and family to purchase a home in Tanglewood you could receive a $100 to $500 referral reward, depending on which home they choose to buy. It’s a win-win for you – family/friends as neighbors and extra money in your pocket. Have them mention you as a referral when they reach out to our sales team.

Buy and sell with CONFIDENCE! We invite you to call our office when you need help selling or buying a home.

Your Hometown America Tanglewood Sales Team,
Robin Etherton: (863) 658-3194
Debbie Shea: (863) 658-3452
Trena Ring: (863) 658-3293



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Christmas Program

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Broadway Lights is very excited to bring the Holiday Spirit to Tanglewood this season on Friday, December 11 in the Bash Area, starting at 7 p.m. Keep reading to learn more about this event and how you can attend.

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Christmas Program

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Broadway Lights is very excited to bring the Holiday Spirit to Tanglewood this season. This performance is scheduled for Friday, December 11 in the Bash Area, starting at 7 p.m. and is free to all Tanglewood residents. Our Broadway Lights singers will be performing a plethora of holiday songs that are sure to lift your spirits.

We ask you to either bring your golf carts or claim your spot at a table; social distancing will be practiced throughout the event. Don’t forget to BYOB and your favorite snacks. Our Broadway Lights family members have been working very hard to bring you this holiday entertainment, and we are so excited to create a magic carpet ride for you as we elevate the evening with song and live music. There will be a 50/50; along with a few surprises in store for you. Please come and help us celebrate the holidays; we look forward to seeing you!

Your Health

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Protein Power Up

When was the last time you thought about the diversity of the meat in your diet? Red meat, poultry, and fish all have nutritional values, but balance is key. Make sure you know what’s best for your overall health by first understanding the benefits, courtesy of HowStuffWorks.

Yard of the Quarter

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Congratulations to our Yard of the Quarter winners for the last quarter of 2020, Nelson and Pam Pelletier at 916 Antelope Drive! Keep reading to learn more about the Pelletiers who have called Tanglewood home for the last 18 years.

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Yard of the Quarter

Yard of the quarter winners

Congratulations to our Yard of the Quarter winners for the last quarter of 2020, Nelson and Pam Pelletier at 916 Antelope Drive!

Nelson and Pam have been residents of Tanglewood for 18 years and both enjoy Petanque, Pam is even on the Petanque Committee. When Nelson isn’t on that court, you’ll likely find him on the golf course.

When chatting with Nelson, we asked him what he thought was the most beautiful part of their yard. He said 100 percent it would have to be Pam’s Butterfly Garden. Pam carefully checks each leaf for eggs and puts them in a safe place so that they can be hatched. Once they have hatched, Pam releases the beautiful butterflies and she has plenty of plants that they love to eat. Even her neighbors’ comment about the beautiful butterflies they get in their yards thanks to her. If you have not seen this gorgeous yard, take time and drive by and experience the beauty for yourself.

Restaurant Review
 

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In this issue of the Tanglewood Restaurant Review, we’re turning the microphone over to the Carbaugh’s who sampled “Cowpokes Watering Hole” in South Sebring. Keep reading for their full review!

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Restaurant Review

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We recently went back to one of our favorite restaurants, “The Waterhole” which is our go to place for special occasions.

One of my favorite things about this restaurant is that when you walk through the door, you are greeted by the smell of garlic. If you love garlic and enjoy the smell and flavor, Watering Hole is the place to be. The garlic aroma comes from the garlic butter they top their steaks with, which, if you are not a garlic fan, you can ask them to leave off.

They have ana mazing menu, and a nice variety of entrees from hamburgers to pork Osso Bucco, but I would say that their specialty is their wonderful steaks.

What I had this night, and almost always have, is their “Kicking Cajun Shrimp”, (which is on the appetizer menu) and I have them kick it down for me, which they will gladly do if you have not a fan of “spicy”. The shrimp are butterflied and served on a metal fish latter, in an array of butter and spices. They are so yummy, and I don’t have to share because Jim is not a fan of seafood.

If you enjoy French Onion Soup, they serve one of the best, and Jim and I both had a bowl. It is served in the normal soup crock with onions cooked in a delicious broth and topped with melted provolone cheese. We sometimes share the soup, but not this night.

The dinners are served with the entrée, a salad, choice of potatoes and the most delicious warm garlic bread (another reason for the garlic aroma inside the restaurant).

For my entrée, I chose the 6 oz beef fillet (which I ordered medium rare) and it was cooked to perfection. My potato choice was the red skin potatoes and they were amazing. Jim had the chopped steak, medium (and it arrived cooked just right), he also had their salad, which he said was every fresh and tasty, along with the red skin potatoes.

Everything we ordered was delicious and we were very full when we left the restaurant. We did not have room for dessert, but they have a great Florida Orange Cake (which we’ve shared before) and we highly recommend it.

One of the nice things about the Watering Hole is that If you go on your actual birthday, and are able to provide your picture ID with your birth date, you receive $15 off your entrée, when you dine in-house.

I haven’t said anything about our server, and that would be because she wasn’t the friendliest server we have had in our dining out experiences. I will say we were taken care of, but not the way you might expect in this restaurant. I do need to add that they are a little on the pricey side, but well worth it for a special evening out.

They also have an outdoor patio, which features various entertainment on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you can call to check the times and who is scheduled. Their phone number is (863) 314-9459.

Cowpokes Watering Hole is located south of Sebring, on US 27, about 13 minutes (or 9 miles) from Tanglewood.

The address is 6813 US-27 South, Sebring, Florida.



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New Year, New Travel

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While this year might have put a damper on our travel plans, believe it or not, many experts are optimistic that 2021 will bring a rebound to the travel industry. Are you excited to hit the road and skies again in the new year? Keep reading to find your next destination.

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New Year, New Travel

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While this year might have put a damper on our travel plans, believe it or not, many experts are optimistic that 2021 will bring a rebound to the travel industry. According to Forbes, Americans want to travel, feel confident traveling, and plan to as early in the new year as possible.

There are a few reasons why the travel industry is seeing such enthusiastic responses. Many people received travel vouchers in 2020 for cancelled trips that must be used within a year, some have racked up vacation days at work during quarantine, and even more are simply itching to get out and visit somewhere new as travel restrictions lift and safety measures are put in place.

While we all anxiously wait to break out our suitcases, plan your first trip with the help of Afar’s “most requested” travel guide. American’s are especially excited to visit Japan, the top searched location according to Afar’s guide, along with Italy, Greece, Ireland, and Egypt.

Which of these locations do you want to get out and see? We can’t decide!

Home & Garden

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A Green Wonderland

As it gets colder outside, we know you want to keep your home warm and cozy on the inside; but is there a way to do that without skyrocketing your utility bill? Keep your bill low this holiday season by checking out these helpful tips. You’ll be saving in no time!

Fall in the Hobby Hole

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Have you found yourself with an excess of free time lately? Let’s take this opportunity to put down the TV remote and pick up a hobby. Whether you want to learn something artsy like origami or get more active by trail running, there’s something for everyone!

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Fall in the Hobby Hole

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Have you found yourself with an excess of free time lately? Let’s take this opportunity to put down the TV remote and pick up a hobby. Whether you want to learn something artsy like origami or get more active by trail running, there’s something for everyone!

If you love cooking but want to take your skills to the next level, try your hand at making homemade bread! With baking essentials like flour and yeast becoming available again, bread is a fun, challenging, and diverse option. To go with your handmade bread, create your very own jam. Being able to choose your favorite fruit or combination makes it the perfect choice if you’re looking for something a little fresher than Welch’s.

Are you an artsier person? Try getting into a new unique crafting hobby like origami, flower pressing, or spend some time going through the boxes of old photographs you have stowed away and make them into a beautiful scrapbook.

For something a little less DIY, there are also Master Classes available on every subject under the sun. Learn from famous actors, published authors, and more in this exclusive collection of courses.

No matter what hobby you choose, we hope you enjoy it!

Connect with Us
 

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Join us on social media through Facebook to stay updated, see pictures from the latest community event, and connect with neighbors. Our community page is also a great place to learn about sales specials and enter fun contests. Follow us today!

E-Z Pay
 

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Take the hassle out of making rent payments with Hometown America’s E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, your lot rent will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the third of each month.

Experiences

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Virtual Game Nights

Spending time with family and friends might not look the same, but with the help of virtual game nights, it’s like your loved ones are sitting right next to you! Services like Tee K.O. and Jackbox Games allow you to easily share the game screen to multiple devices so you can easily compete and play with friends. With so many to choose from, you’ll have a new game every time!

SafeHaven Insurance

Safe Haven

Hometown America is proud to promote SafeHaven National Insurance Agency, specializing in coverage for manufactured homeowners and renters. Many companies are difficult to work with or do not write policies that provide adequate protection for prefabricated homes. Make sure you are dealing with an insurance company that offers competitively priced policies and the protections important to you. Visit SafeHaven online or call 1-800-536-8999 for a quote.

 
 

Entertainment

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Feeling Nostalgic

There’s no better time to curl up on the couch and watch a feel-good movie than the holiday season. Whether you prefer to watch Tim Allen as a reluctant Old St. Nick or Kevin McCallister fight off kooky burglars, there’s something for everyone on this list.